Raising a child to be a reader is a lifelong gift. By setting the right tone in your home, you can help your child discover the wonderful world of books.
If you’re eager for your young child to begin reading, you may be asking yourself the question “when do kids learn to read?”
The good news? There is no magic age, and, like most milestones, there is a huge variation. You probably don’t need to lose sleep over this one.
For information on when children typically hit this milestone, and for tips on how you can foster a love of reading, this post on early literacy should help you find some answers.
Children process so much of their experience through literature, so remember: you have an important role in helping your child discover books that tackle challenges they’re facing in their lives.
For book recommendations for young children, take a look at the best books for toddlers and the best books for preschoolers selections. There are so many gorgeous children’s books to explore with your growing family.
*If you’re looking to help your child develop foundational skills in English, Sheppard Software is a free educational website with entire sections devoted to English Language Arts (from learning letters to grammar to vocabulary).